Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is known as one of Africa's leading national parks. Picture: Instagram/Aracely Tatiana.

Known as one of Africa's leading national parks, Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya offers some of the most spectacular eco-systems and safari experiences. 

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 Many travellers visit this Kenyan gem to see the wildebeest migration, which takes place between July and October. Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km and home to around 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. 

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 Just  270 km from Nairobi, travellers could take 4-5 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.
The best times to visit are between July to October, or December to February if you want to see the big cats in all their glory.  To enjoy the experience, try to stay between three to four days. 

 

Fortunately, there is a range of accommodation options, ranging from budget to luxury. 
“This is the World Cup of Wildlife, and together with the Serengeti National Park there is no better place to witness the best wildlife viewing in the world,” it says on its website.